"This Is Watergate": Trump Accuses Obama Of Wiretapping The Trump Tower

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President Trump on Saturday morning alleged that his predecessor Barack Obama had “wire-tapped” the Trump Tower in October, before the election: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” he wrote.

“Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!” he added in subsequent tweets. “I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”

Trump compared Obama's alleged activity to Nixon's bugging of the Watergate hotel. "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

It was not immediately clear what evidence or report Trump was referencing. On Friday night, Breitbart News reported on radio host Mark Levin’s claim that Obama executed a “silent coup” of Trump via “police state” tactics.

Since Trump has a tendency to tweet about things he has just seen on TV or read in the press, and since there has been no definitive report on that topic, Trump may be referencing an internal report. And since the allegations in his tweets are material, and will surely provoke a response by Barack Obama (at least his twitter account), this may escalate significantly.

Also on Saturday, prior to the wiretapping tweet, Trump had also linked Obama to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s meetings last year with Russia’s U.S. ambassador.

“The first meeting Jeff Sessions had with the Russian Amb was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambs,” he tweeted.

Trump on Saturday also blasted Obama for meeting with Kislyak 22 times while president, as the Daily Caller reported first on Friday, tweeting: “Just out: The same Russian Ambassador that met Jeff Sessions visited the Obama White House 22 times, and 4 times last year alone.”

The Trump administration has sought to push back on accusations of being cozy with Moscow, by pointing out instances of Democrats meeting with Kislyak. Critics have responded that the issue isn’t that Sessions met with the ambassador, but that he falsely told Congress he hadn’t while under oath. So far, according to some media outlets, Trump has failed to "fend off" the Russia questions, which continue to reemerge virtually every night in some new front page story on the WaPo, NYT, in a recurring pattern as described in the following blog post.

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To be sure, Trump didn't dwell much on the alleged wiretapping and by 8:19 a.m., the president had turned his sights to Arnold Schwarzenegger who succeeded Trump as host of "The Apprentice," and who has sparred with Mr. Trump over the president's policies on immigration.

"Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show" Trump tweeted. "Sad end to great show," he concluded.

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FinMin's picture

It's not an accusation, the FISA warrant exists. They bootstrapped that third party server sending hotel offers to a Russian bank to create the pretext for spying on a presidential campaign.

Obama needs to be executed along with his entire family so the stain of their existence can be wiped from the earth for all time like so much monkey shit.

Looney's picture

 

Trump should sue the shit out of 0bama. This is not about politics, the fucker broke the law. Period!

Looney

dobermangang's picture

Anybody in the Obama administration that didn't get a pardon should be worried.

Latina Lover's picture

DJT, time to go medieval on Obama and the rest of the Democratic scum.  You are in a death match with satanic, pedophile scum, starting with the former President, a boy lover.  Do not expect quarter, and don't give it.

kavlar's picture
kavlar (not verified) USisCorrupt Mar 4, 2017 8:44 AM

That's why you can't see the dude is unraveling like a maniac. If he goes on like this, he's done.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Ohh boy! I am speechless.

Title: "This Is Watergate": Trump Accuses Obama

Few lines down: not immediately clear what evidence or report Trump was referencing.

 

tmosley's picture

I'm sure he just made it all up, and you can sleep soundly at night knowing that liberalism isn't going extinct across the entire planet, a victim of it's own lack of ethics.

Escrava Isaura's picture

So, say that he did? Then, what?

Say that’s true? My guess it would be that, White House lawyers would advise him not to comment, because he would be jeopardizing and compromising their investigation.

You see the problem?

 

Ferrari's picture

I respect your scepticism EI, up to a point, but Trump is unleashing this in an environment where it's considered an act of treason for Trump's people to speak with Russians. I started traveling to the USSR in 1981, and DC is somehow worse.

As to the pragmatism of Trump's morning activity today, call him an idiot if it makes you feel better, but he often seems to be several moves ahead of everyone else.

remain calm's picture

Arrest Obama for being a Muslim globalist traitor

techies-r-us's picture
techies-r-us (not verified) stizazz Mar 4, 2017 9:47 AM

Yep, they bought (stole) the election for him.

Mano-A-Mano's picture
Mano-A-Mano (not verified) techies-r-us Mar 4, 2017 9:48 AM

Don't doubt it in the least.

BullyBearish's picture

All trump has to do is to have sessions arrest a banker, say blankfein/dimon/corbat/sloan and he would have hundreds of millions of Americans behind him...

therover's picture

Never gonna happen brother. Would love to see Jamie and Lloyd in gold plated handcuffs (no, make that barbwire handcuffs) but we have a better chance of seeing pigs fly wearing polka dotted ties smoking cubans. 

BullyBearish's picture

Pretty pathetic that a handful of criminals can hold hundreds of millions hostage...

PT's picture

Accusations are soooooooooo last year.

The time for accusations is over.  It is time for action.  I'm sick of all the bullshit.  Put up or shut up.  Someone should start delivering evidence and court cases.  Everything else is just window dressing, soon to be forgotten.

remain calm's picture

Trump needs to enforce the law and deport the dangerous illegal alien criminal Obama back to Kenya

CuttingEdge's picture

Let us assume Trump has the genuine dirt - no reason to think otherwise given the strength of the rhetoric (sick/bad) in his tweets...

A few days after that cunt Holder announces Obama is rolling up his community organising sleaves to re-engage "for the good of the country" and Jarrett moves into the maid's quarters, ostensibly to suck him off when Moochie is out apeing around, this could be a serious neutralising play from DJT.

Obumfuck, rather than being the skidmark on your underwear you cannot get rid of no matter how many times you try (same colour and odour as well, co-incidently), suddenly has his credibility wiped away. Dare I say "Bleached-a-bit".

The dial just went to 11. Be a hell of a weekend if the Feebs start knocking on Pedosta's and Shumer's doors with a passion for all things pizza-related - like Nov 8 all over again.

BullyBearish's picture

TDS...The Deep State has even rolled out evil george w. bush on msm degenerate's show as a remediated weapon against trump...cancel cable, this is going to make house of cards  seem like house on the prairie...

shivura's picture

you guys are in favor of trump/sessions tapping phones to get info on a mexican mom of 5 that has been here two decades but not on obama tapping phones to investigate possible collusion between russia and trump? once again your idiocy knows no floor.

obama did not use any info pre-election. wire-tapping is what the u.s. gov't does dumbasses, and i can think of nothing that calls for it as much as suspicion (grounded in evidence) that a presidential candidate has undisclosed ties to a foreign state.

do any of you guys think you are hypocritical about anything. i love how quickly your idiotic brains say no to that.

laser's picture

Everyone is tapped all the time.

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

Wow are you floating in outer space or what - bought the election?  Pass me some of that crack, it must be great stuff!

Post-Truth Society's picture

Open your eyes.  Trump is the new Muslim globalist traitor. It wasn't a wiretap; Trump is just setting up cover for when it is revealed that TRUMP IS ALSO A MUSLIM, and was talking on a direct line to the other former Muslim president.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Any “ism”, about this Tweet case, is irrelevant.

Trump is accusing the previous US government, and its President. These are serious accusations.

He can be reprimand, perhaps impeached, if he’s creating it.

Second, even if it’s true, having the President commenting is totally inappropriate. Actually, counterproductive.

It makes no sense for him commenting, period!  

 

Ferrari's picture

And calling the US president a Russian spy is good behavior? Yes, it's a witch hunt, and guess who started it?

chunga's picture

I hope to fuck he's dotted all his i's and crossed all his t's on this. If not he will accused of crying wolf.

Please, please, I want to see Obama, Hill'rey, Brennan swing.

crossroaddemon's picture

There isn't the slightest chance of that happening and please tell me you know that so I don't have to conclude that you're a fool.

chunga's picture

Have a little faith man. It's now or never. If Trump is just another fraud we'll find out soon enough.

Deep state US gov is about 1" from overt totalitarian in my estimation.

kommissar's picture

i'm with you man.  while i understand crd's point, maybe the fiction that our faith requires will keep us a bit more sane for a while longer while we unpack all the evil that has been part of the deep state.  something has got to happen to rid our gummint of all this evil.  it didn't happen all at once, nor will it be vanquished all at once.  thankfully, the republic voted for an accomplished, workaholic billionaire as president.

chunga's picture

I've been pretty critical particularly with Sessions and his private prisons and states rights re: marijuana laws, and Trump with civil forfeiture and a few other remarks. If he's gonna really fight the swamp, not just on twitter, I'll stick with him and fight about the other things later.

Just keep score and see what happens is all, because there is no other peaceful alternative at the moment.

crossroaddemon's picture

I think the time to stop this was at least 150 years ago, but our ancestors were too dumb to see the cage that was being built for them. It's far too late now.

Jim in MN's picture

Totally agree.  We didn't sign on with Trump because he mirrors our deepest feelings and passions.

We hired him for a job. 

Note well:  Obama is an amateur at the real spook stuff.  I have it excellent authority that the Clinton camp was planning to let Obamacare collapse and pin the blame squarely on him.  If he is in the line of fire over this illegal spying, he is going down with the REAL McCain/Clinton/Deep State evildoers cackling all the way. 

Wouldn't it be a shame if Obama was missing from the iconic 'ex-President lineup' photo ops in the future.....such is the strange and twisted world we live in.

crossroaddemon's picture

I see it the other way. We don't start winning until a threshold number of us LOSE faith. The moment a large enough number of people realize that we can't vote our way out of this is the day we can maybe start doing something effective.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

You are almost certaily right. History says it gets buried. Laws are something to be appliex to us little people to squee,e money and keep us in line.

Escrava Isaura's picture

I Googled “Trump Russia Spy” different ways and I couldn’t find one democrat leader saying that Trump is a Russian spy.

Now, I noticed, at least in my quick research just now, that Trump Russia spy is a heavy topic on the right massmedia.

But please, check it yourself.  

 

Playtime's Over's picture

My your dense, use your own mind to think, google is a database you putz.  Of course they are accusing Trump of collusion with Russia.  That is spying dumbass.

TheReplacement's picture

Perhaps that is because as a liberal you think you know more than you do and you do not have the ability to think for yourself and try other combinations of words that have similar meanings.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=trump+russian+puppet&t=ffnt&ia=news

 

 

Akzed's picture

Upvote +111.

What if a witch hunt produces a witch?

EVERYONE's phoNes Are tApped people.

Max Cynical's picture

"It makes no sense for him commenting, period!"

Escrava, it makes perfect sense...Trump is again in control of the media narrative and the Dems are again diminished, discredited and on the defensive.
Keyser's picture

Escrava either did not read the first post in this thread or does not understand the meaning of it... If there is a FISA court approval for a wire tapp, then it took place... Trump is in possession of that FISA court order, end of story, the tap took place... The FISA court request required 3 senior administration officials to ask for the tap... Not only is Obama implicated, but probably Brennann and Hayden are also... Why do you think the deep state has pushed all the chips into the center of the table, globally?  It's all or nothing at this point... There has been a full-court press on Trump globally since the election and especially since he took office... There is more dirt than anyone can imagine that has been covered up for decades and the "establishment" knows that once Trump gets his feet under him and gets some control over the government, the shit is going to hit the fan in a glorious way...

justin423's picture

Your post is nonsense.
The surveillance arose because of contacts between the Trump organization and a State owned Russian Bank and known FSB agents like Krisylak, who have alll their communications monitored. This predates Trump even running for President.

MrBoompi's picture

Just sitting there and quietly taking all of this shit being heaped on him by the democrats and their establishment lackeys is not what we want him to do.  Screw that opinion of "not being presidential".

aPocketofResistance's picture

President Trump plays 3D chess while the Tards are playing checkers.

swmnguy's picture

I see that stated quite a lot, "Trump plays 3D chess while [insert epithet here] plays checkers."  I've worked in media, advertising and public relations fields for a long time.  I'm hip to that jive, so to speak.

I withhold judgement until I see actual results.  It is way, way, way too early for any of President Trump's efforts to have shown any actual results.  Therefore it is way, way, way too early to make such sweeping statements.  I see a bunch of Tweets.  I see some nominations; some of which are really alarming, such as all the Generals with an emphasis on military Intelligence, and all the GS swamp creatures.

Actual results?  None yet, nor would anyone reasonable expect such.  So we really can't tell if "Trump plays 3D chess."  From what we've seen so far, that might be true.  It might also prove out that this is a publicity stunt gone way too far, and it's all a ruse for Mike Pence and Paul Ryan to cobble together a nightmare Administration the American people would never have voted into office.